19/06/2019

Depo-Provera

Injection

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
26-30
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
Yes
Height
5'5"/165cm
Weight
80kg - 85kg / 12st 8lb - 13st 5lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

It’s now been 3 years since I came off the injection. Firstly I put on two stone within the first 3 months of being on it. Secondly I’ve not conceived. Had various tests, partner and I fine. This is a common complaint with the injection which they need to really drill into you before hand

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
I gained weight
Periods
Stopped periods
Sex drive
Increased sex drive

Side effects whilst taking

No effects

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Better skin

Increased sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Back pain

Vaginal discharge

Thrush

Womb cramps

Impact after using

Mood
Neutral - no change
Weight
I lost weight
Periods
12-18 months
Sex drive
I don’t know / can’t tell

No effects

Spots or acne

Increased sweating

Tender breasts

Nausea or vomiting

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Vaginal dryness

Cystitus

Thrush

Womb cramps

Experience after taking

Just haven’t been able to conceive 3 years later. Which I wasn’t made aware would be an issue before being offered the depo. Looking into it it’s a much larger issue across women who have had the depo injection

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